The Ivy Hall Review

The Ivy Hall Review is a compilation of literary achievements by current and alumni students of SCAD. Created by Professor Darby Sanders in 2012, it is a student based publication updated each month with a different featured writer. 

All contributions to the Ivy Hall Review  may be done through our Contribute page. Students are likewise urged to contact their respective editor regarding any questions about contributions. 

SCAD Atlanta’s Writing Program

SCAD’s writing curriculum boasts a plethora of avenues for any writer. As a result, SCAD the Writing Program fosters great talent in its students. We are likewise honored to host incredible faculty, each of whom has shown themselves to be of great literary talent in their own careers. Pieces offered by SCAD Featured Writers are often pulled straight from class exercises, as a testament to the growth writers undergo during their time at SCAD. 

Ivy Hall 

SCAD Atlanta’s Writing Program finds its home at Ivy Hall. First known as the Peters House, Ivy Hall was rehabilitated by SCAD to preserve one of the first homes in Georgia thought to fully embody the Queen Anne-Victorian architectural style. The 4,339-square-foot structure is thought to be Atlanta’s oldest, most complete and single most important residence from  the post-Civil War period known as the New South. A magnificent and majestic venue, the facility provides a stimulating and creative learning environment for the university’s writing program and is the ideal setting for prominent authors to share their works and professional experiences.

Editor, Lily Avery 

Lily Avery, 26, is currently a writing MFA candidate at SCAD Atlanta. She received her BFA in writing from SCAD Savannah, with a focus on creative nonfiction and poetry, and also holds degrees in fibers arts and advertising. A former journalist and environmental freelance writer from North Georgia and North Carolina, Avery’s work explores the complexities of Southern identity and its inescapable connection to nature. Her work can be found in several newspapers and literary journals, such as Mangrove Literary Journal, Artemis, and Towns County Herald. In her free time, Avery can be found volunteering as an environmental activist and exploring the mountains of Appalachia with her dog.


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